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  • Smith, China in Convulsion (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1902).
  • These and other less well marked changes, say some critics, are signs of a racial convulsion not long after 2000 B.C. An old race was conquered by a new, even if, in matters of civilization, the former capta victorem cepit.
  • The great convulsion of the Revolution was drawing to a close, and everything was in an unsettled condition.
  • Since this great convulsion, which emptied the crater, Vesuvius is never again relapsed into a condition of total quiescence.
  • He prophesied in London as Isaiah prophesied to the little towns of Palestine and Syria, "often with dark foreboding, but seeing through all unrest and convulsion the working out of a sure divine purpose."

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